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I bought this board as replacement for my old Burton Hero (my very first board). The Hero was more of a park type of board, which wasn't good match for my riding style (I mostly ride on groomers and some easier off piste runs). The board worked out great for me, and was much more fun for the type of riding I do then my old Hero. Highly recommend.
This board is on a higher end of kids boards price wise. However, for sizes under about 120cm, most boards I looked at were either simpler beginners boards, or boards with very aggressive graphics targeted at teenagers or adults. Once you get at sizes 125cm and up, there's much more choice, but 125cm is still way too big for my son.
I ended up buying this one as it seemed to offer some of the tech from grown-ups boards, combined with graphics that younger kids would find attractive.
My 8-year old (this is his 3rd season snowboarding) says he likes the board better then his old Ride board, and he absolutely loves the graphics on this board too.
I bought these for my 8-year old son. At first, he was struggling with step-in concept of the binding and had some trouble getting into them, and was clearly showing some frustration. In fact, so much I started doubting if step-in bindings are good idea for kids at all. However, after a day or two, he fully figured them out, and now gets in without any trouble. My son says he loves them now and I guess that's all that matters.
One improvement I would like to see in future versions of this binding is to make levers a bit bigger. Especially the small one on the side of the binding, which lacks just a tiny bit of leverage when operated by small (er) kid.